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Best point-and-click games on GamesNostalgia

Point-and-click adventures are particular types of adventures, games that rely on narrative and puzzles; they are played with a mouse. In fact, unlike old-school adventures based on text-parser, you mostly perform actions using your mouse.

The first point-and-click adventure game was probably Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True!! for the Macintosh, but the title that made the genre famous was Lucasfilm's Maniac Mansion, thanks to Ron Gilbert and the SCUMM engine. Lucasfilm Games later released other hits, like Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, The Secret of Monkey Island, and many others. Sierra introduced a fully point-and-click interface to its adventures with King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!. The technological advancements introduced 256 color graphics, voice acting, and environmental music, creating a much more immersive experience for this type of game.

Some adventures were less directly inspired by other works of fiction. This puts more strain on the developers to create an engaging and compelling story, as in the Broken Sword series created by Revolution Software.

Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis dosamiga

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was released in 1992. It was developed and published by LucasArts. The game is a point-and-click adventure. Initially released on MS-DOS, Macintosh, and Amiga, it was later released for FM Towns.

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure

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The Secret of Monkey Island amiga

The Secret of Monkey Island is a graphic adventure game created by Ron Gilbert while at Lucasfilm Games and published in 1990 for the Amiga and DOS. It was ported to other systems in 1991, 1992, and 1993.

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade dosamiga

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure was released in 1989 at the same time as the film. It was developed and published by Lucasfilm games (now LucasArts). It's...

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge dosamiga

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is the point-and-click adventure sequel to The Secret of Monkey Island created by Ron Gilbert. It was developed and published by LucasArts in 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure

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Day of the Tentacle dos

Day of the Tentacle is the sequel to the original Maniac Mansion and was developed by LucasArts Entertainment and published in 1993 for DOS and Mac. Designed by David Grossman and...

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure

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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars windows

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars if the first game of the famous series of point-and-click adventures created by Revolution Software. The studio also created Lure of the Temptress and Beneath A Steel Sky.

Year: 1996 Genre: Adventure

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Myst windows-3.x

Myst is a first-person graphic adventure created by Cyan and published by Brøderbund in 1993 for Macintosh and Windows 3x. The game was incredibly successful, and it was ported la...

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure

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Leisure Suit Larry Enhanced dosamiga

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards, also known as Leisure Suit Larry Enhanced, is a 1991 graphic adventure by Sierra. It's the remake of the first game in the Leisure Suit Larry series.

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure

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King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow dosamiga

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow is the sixth chapter in Sierra's King's Quest series of graphics adventures. The series started with King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown.

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure

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Discworld dos

Discworld is a fantasy point-and-click adventure game developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions. It was published by Psygnosis in 1995 for MS-DOS. Later it was ported to SEGA Saturn.

Year: 1995 Genre: Adventure

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Loom dosamiga

Loom is a point-and-click fantasy adventure created by LucasArts, released initially in 1990. One of the most popular titles using the SCUMM engine, like Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade and The Secret of Monkey Island.

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure

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Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? dos

Discworld II: Missing Presumed, released as Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! in North America, is the second title in the Discworld series. These of graphic adventures are based on Terry Pratchett's novels.

Year: 1996 Genre: Adventure

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King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! dosamiga

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! is the fifth chapter of the famous fantasy adventure series created by Roberta Williams. It was released in 1990 for MS-DOS, Amiga, Macintosh, and other platforms.

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure

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Full Throttle dos

Full Throttle is a third-person puzzle-solving adventure developed and published by LucasArts, released in 1995 for DOS and Macintosh. The game features a full voiceover soundtrack, performed by popular actors such as Mark Hamill.

Year: 1995 Genre: Adventure

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